| Nov 2, 2009
| 4:34 PM
The singer-songwriter keeps it close to the bone in a no-frills acoustic solo show. "Closer to the Bone," the title track from Kris Kristoffersonâs latest album, made an ideal choice as the opening number at the esteemed singer and songwriter's......
| May 11, 2009
Stephen Bruton, a Texas musician long admired and much in demand as much for his astute guitar work as for his insights as a songwriter, died Saturday in Los Angeles of complications of cancer. He was 60.
Bruton, who had played with Kris Kristofferson...
| Sep 30, 2008
Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman "The Fabled City" (Epic)
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Some people think folk music is more honest than other forms, but it's also rich territory for alter egos. Bob Dylan called himself Blind Boy Grunt to continue making folk recordings as he...
| Apr 13, 2008
Keith Gessen's sad young men -- interns, editorial assistants, doctoral candidates, would-be novelists -- are an apprentice generation among New York's intellectual/literary circles. They spiral out of college spouting "The truth shall make you free"...
| May 2, 2008
NASHVILLE -- Hayes Carll, 32, arranges his long limbs around a high-top table in the bar of a trendy Nashville restaurant. He's clearly out of place, but frequenting these locales comes with the new visibility he's earned as one of the most talked about...
| Jun 1, 2008
CARLY SIMON isn't the first name you'd expect to find on a list of classic-rock superstars who keep tabs on " American Idol." "I tune in whenever I get a chance," she says in that signature dusky voice. "How could I not, when this season Brooke White sang...
| Jun 8, 2008
A Guitar and a Pen
Stories by Country Music's Greatest Songwriters
Edited by Robert Hicks, John Bohlinger
and Justin Stelter
Center Street: 258 pp., $23.99
O irony of ironies.
Here I spend half my life trying to pass as a member of the...
| Sep 23, 2009
Norman Katkov, a writer who started his long career crafting articles for newspapers and magazines and moved on to television scripts and novels, died Sept. 13 at his Los Angeles home of age-related causes, his son Richard said. He was 91.
| Jan 15, 2010
| 4:41 PM
Louisiana singer and songwriter
Bobby Charles, 71, the singer-songwriter who penned such hits as Fats Domino's “Walking to New Orleans,”“See You Later Alligator” by Bill Haley and His Comets and “But I Do&...
| Jan 20, 2010
Nina Lamb may be partially responsible for some of the greatest rock music ever recorded. Her contribution? Cheese-and-spinach phyllo rolls.
"The Doors would go into their studio to rehearse or record," Lamb says, "and they'd get hungry and they'd call...
| Mar 31, 2009
As a studio executive at United Artists, Steven Bach presided over one of the most notorious debacles in movie history -- the making of 1980's "Heaven's Gate" -- an experience he would later write about in what would become a classic in the Hollywood...